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Let’s Help Shelter Dogs, Significantly!

$900. That’s the amount of money will donate to shelter dogs through the upcoming Best Friend’s Friend Contest.

I’ve partnered up with Dog Nation in previous years because my readers do a lot of work with rescue dogs. This year, I want to remind you of the chance to nominate your favorite shelter or rescue group to win a $500 donation.

This post is sponsored by Dog Nation.

Click here to nominate a shelter or rescue.

Win a $500 donation for your favorite rescue group

The prizes (awarded through online voting):

best-friends-friend-gold1st Place: $500 donation
2nd Place: $300 donation
3rd Place: $100 donation

All winners will receive a digital medal (like the one pictured) to display on the shelter’s own site. The first place winner will receive a permanent link to its website from Dog Nation.

Another nice benefit is the donation is made in the name of the person who nominated the group.

How to nominate a rescue or shelter:

Anyone can make a nomination. You don’t have to be a shelter volunteer or employee.

It takes about 90 seconds:

1. Go to’s nomination page here.

2. Enter the name and website of the rescue or shelter. Must be a certified nonprofit (typically 501c3).

3. Type a short description on why you’re nominating that group.

4. Enter your own name and email for contact purposes.

5. Check your email to click on a confirmation link.

Nominate your favorite rescue group to win a $500 donation

The online voting process:

All three winners will be chosen through online voting.

I’ll send out an email after the voting gets started Jan. 1! Anyone can vote for one entry up to once per day Jan. 1 through Feb. 28. So, encourage your friends to vote!

The winners will be announced around March 1.

If you have questions or issues with the nomination process, you can email me, [email protected].

contestQuick outline of the contest:

  • Nominations going on now through Dec. 31
  • Voting takes place January and February
  • Winners announced early March

Ready to make a nomination?

Please do, and then leave a comment to let us know which group you support.

Click here to make a nomination.

I nominated Labs and More Rescue of San Diego because of the work it does to rescue Labs, Lab mixes and other large dogs from regional shelters that still kill dogs for space.

The group often takes in senior dogs, pregnant dogs or mother dogs with newborn puppies.

Which group will you nominate?

Find more general info on the contest here.


Lisa Alexander

Thursday 27th of October 2016

This is wonderful!

Snow Ann Burrow

Saturday 15th of October 2016

Five Rivers Animal Aid, Pocahontas, Ar. Very small group who operate Thrift store to fund spay/neuter assistance, do rescue and rescue assistance with neighboring groups, food assistance when available,.

Stacey Raymond

Friday 14th of October 2016

Nominated Dog Ranch Rescue but did not get the confirmation email?

Lindsay Stordahl

Wednesday 19th of October 2016

I checked and we manually confirmed your entry.

Lindsay Stordahl

Friday 14th of October 2016

OK, thanks. I will check on that for you. Did you use the same email you just used now for commenting?


Friday 14th of October 2016



Thursday 13th of October 2016

Thanks, Lindsay!

Your readers have always been very supportive of the Best Friend's Friend contest, and I look forward to another successful year.

Lindsay Stordahl

Thursday 13th of October 2016

You are doing so much good for dogs in need.